Sixth Annual International Conference on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma – Medical, Forensic, and Scientific Advances and Prevention

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Conference ID

D6003-18-Y

Overview

Abusive head injuries remain a significant medical and social problem in society. Significant progress has been made in our understanding of the presentation, radiographic features, pathology, and biomechanics of these injuries over the past four decades. Despite this progress, a number of controversies remain, and much more research is needed.

A broad range of disciplines, including clinicians, engineers and forensic and basic scientists, are working to advance knowledge in this field. Unfortunately, these disciplines often work in isolation, each bringing their own points of view, research methodology, and even technical language to the problem. Interdisciplinary collaboration is infrequent, and research is often fragmented and uncoordinated.

The only international event of its type, this conference will be scientific, peer-reviewed, and medically focused. Health-care professionals are encouraged to consider current research and “pearls of practice” that would be appropriate for abstract submission.

The conference is being sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine/Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA.

Anticipated Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret findings from studies related to pediatric abusive head trauma (AHT) from a broad range of disciplines
  • Evaluate ongoing controversies related to pediatric AHT
  • Promote intercollegial AHT research across disciplines

Audience

This conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together clinicians (physicians and nurses), social workers, researchers, forensic scientists, engineers, and others from a wide range of disciplines to share their research efforts, discuss research challenges and controversies in this field, and develop cross disciplinary collaborations to further advance our understanding of abusive head injuries.

Credit

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program

June 29, 7 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Check-in / Continental Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Welcome and Introductory Remarks
    Mark S. Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS
  • 8:15 a.m. | NIH Priorities in Traumatic Brain Injury and AHT
    Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CAS
  • 9 a.m. | Practical Management of Severe AHT: Current Concepts
    David Limbrick, MD, PhD
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Hematologic Evaluation of Infants and Children with Intracranial Hemorrhage
    Shannon Carpenter, MD, MSQ & A with Morning Presenters
  • 11:15 a.m. | Scientific Session 1:
    Using Anthropomorphic Test Devices (Crash Test Dummies) in Research and In Court: Why Such Disparate Results?
    Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, FAAP
  • 11:40 a.m. | A Model of Hemispheric Hypodensity, aka Big Black Brain
    Beth Costine, PhD
  • 12:05 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. | Scientific Session 2:
    Outcomes in Children that Fall from a Two-Story Building (or Higher): A Retrospective Study
    Jiwon Helen Wyman, MA
  • 1:40 p.m. | Incidence Rate and Age Distribution of Hospitalized Intracranial Injury of Japanese Children Under the Age of Three
    Yui Yamaoka, MD, PhD
  • 2:05 p.m. | Is an Educational Video on an Infant Crying Effective for Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome Among Japanese Caregivers?
    Aya Isumi, PhD
  • 2:30 p.m. | Scientific Session 3:
    Exploring the Potential Impact of a Clinical Prediction Tool (CPT) for Pediatric AHT: A Vignette Study
    and
    Comparison of the Predicting Abusive Head Trauma (PredAHT) CPT with Clinician Suspicion
    Laura Cowley, MSc, MBPsS, BSc
  • 3 p.m. | Break
  • 3:15 p.m. | Clinical Prediction Rules to Aid the Recognition of AHT: A Systematic Review
    and
    External Validation of the Pediatric Brain Injury Research Network (PediBIRN) Clinical Prediction Rule for Pediatric AHT: A Pediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) Study
    Laura Cowley, MSc, MBPsS, BSc
  • 3:45 p.m. | Adjournment

June 30, 7 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Optional Breakfast Seminar
    Round-Table Discussion: Review and Critique of the Swedish Report
    Moderator: Lori Frasier, MD
  • 8:15 a.m. | Mini-Symposium
    The Neck in AHT Anatomy
    Mark S. Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS
    and
    Pathology of Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
    Glenn Sandberg, MD
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Mini-Symposium Continued
    Radiology of Neck Injury in AHT
    Arabinda Kumar Choudhary, MD, MRCP, FRCR
    and
    Biomechanics of the Pediatric Craniocervical Junction
    Benjamin Ellis, PhD

    Q&A with Morning Presenters

  • 11:45 a.m. | Lunch
  • 12:45 p.m. | Scientific Session 4:
    Head Injury Depth as an Indicator of Head Injury Causes and Mechanisms
    Kent Hymel, MD
  • 1:10 p.m. | Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Reporting and Evaluation of Suspected AHT
    Kent Hymel, MD
  • 1:35 p.m. | Estimating the Probability of AHT
    Kent Hymel, MD
  • 2 p.m. | Effectiveness of an Educational Video on Shaking and Smothering when Used in Maternity Wards at First Week of Age: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial
    Takeo Fujiwara, MD, PhD, MPH
  • 2:25 p.m. | Break
  • 2:45 p.m. | Keynote: Patterns of Axonal Injury in Young Children with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
    Mary Case, MD
  • 3:45 p.m. | Concluding Remarks, Evaluation and Adjournment
    Mark S. Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS

Faculty

Shannon Carpenter, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Section Chief, Hematology
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Mary Case, MD
Professor of Pathology
Chief Medical Examiner
St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Franklin Counties
St. Louis, MO

Arabinda Kumar Choudhary, MD, MRCP, FRCR
Chair of Department of Medical Imaging
AI DuPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, DE

Beth Costine, PhD
Assistant in Neuroscience
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Laura Cowley, MSc, MBPsS, BSc
Division of Population Medicine
Cardiff University School of Medicine
Wales, UK

Mark S. Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Neurosurgery Education
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Benjamin Ellis, PHD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Takeo Fujiwara, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo, Japan

Kent Hymel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Child Abuse Pediatrician
Center for the Protection of Children
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Aya Isumi, PhD
Project Researcher
Department of Global Health Promotion
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo, Japan

Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA

David Limbrick, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis, MO

Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CAS
Chief, Pediatric Trauma and Critical Illness Branch
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Bethesda, MD

Glen Sandberg, MD
COL, MC, USA (Ret.)
Forensic Neuropathologist
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
Houston, TX

Jiwon Helen Wyman, MA
Medical Student, Lead Researcher
University of California
Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, CA

Yui Yamaoka, MD, PhD
Interdisciplinary Training Program Fellow
Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
University of Oklahoma
Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK

Planning Committee

Mark S. Dias, MD, FAAP, FAANS
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Vice Chair, Neurosurgery Education
Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Lori Frasier, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Chief
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Kelly Cappos, BSN, RN, CBIS
Pennsylvania Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program
Nurse Coordinator
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Hershey, PA

Margaret Clanagan
CME Conference Coordinator
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Accommodations

This conference will be held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St., Asheville, NC 28801.

A room block is reserved for conference participants until May 28, 2017. Rooms reserved after that date are at regular rates and based on availability.

Accommodations are the responsibility of the participant by calling 1-800-468-3571 or registering for the group rate online.

Use the group name “Penn State Pediatric” when calling to make a reservation.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card, refundable up to 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty. The hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of these methods. If a reservation is cancelled within 24 hours of arrival, one night’s room/tax will be charged.

Room rates are $174 for a deluxe room with complimentary hotel parking and internet.

Fees

Fees include breakfast, instruction, refreshments and lunch.

Early-Bird Registration: Before June 1, the cost is $425 for physicians/PhDs and $200 for others.

After June 1, the cost is $475 for physicians/PhDs and $250 for others.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received later than June 21, 2017, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be available after June 26, 2017.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. Please provide a cell phone number so we can reach you in the event of last-minute changes or cancellation. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

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Access (ADA)

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Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

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